Daily Crunch: Slack makes its Wall Street debut

June 20, 2019 at 05:42PM The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Slack prices IPO at $26 per share Slack is debuting on the New York Stock ExchangeContinue reading “Daily Crunch: Slack makes its Wall Street debut”

Time: Missed the E3 News? Here Are the Games and Consoles We’re Most Excited About

June 11, 2019 at 09:09PM Ah, the Electronics Entertainment Expo, or E3 for short — that time of the year when the video game industry gathers to tell us all about the incredible games and projects it’s working on. From a Breath of the Wild sequel to Keanu Reeves taking the stage and calling usContinue reading “Time: Missed the E3 News? Here Are the Games and Consoles We’re Most Excited About”

As Alzheimer’s costs soar, startups like Neurotrack raise cash to diagnose and treat the disease

June 11, 2019 at 05:00PM As studies show that early diagnosis and preventative therapies can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s, startups that are working to diagnose the disease earlier are gaining more attention and funding. That’s a boon to companies like Neurotrack, which closed on $21 million in new financing led by the company’sContinue reading “As Alzheimer’s costs soar, startups like Neurotrack raise cash to diagnose and treat the disease”

A Plague Tale: Innocence review – who let the rats out

June 02, 2019 at 08:00AM A tale of two 12th-century French children confronting an ever more malevolent and verminous world casts a beguiling spell A Plague Tale: Innocence opens on a scene of idyllic playfulness: a teenage girl, Amicia, walking her dog through an autumnal forest in 12th-century France, bumping apples from tall trees usingContinue reading “A Plague Tale: Innocence review – who let the rats out”

This is one smart device that every urban home could use

May 25, 2019 at 06:00PM Living in a dense urban environment brings many startup-fuelled conveniences, be it near instant delivery of food — or pretty much whatever else you fancy — to a whole range of wheels that can be hopped on (or into) to whisk you around at the tap of an app. ButContinue reading “This is one smart device that every urban home could use”

eFounders backs Yousign to build a European eSignature company

May 23, 2019 at 04:11PM French startup Yousign is partnering with startup studio eFounders. While eFounders usually builds software-as-a-service startups from scratch, the company is trying something new with this partnership. eFounders wants to create all the tools you need to make your work more efficient. The startup studio is behind many respectable SaaS successes,Continue reading “eFounders backs Yousign to build a European eSignature company”

Eiffel Tower shut down after man attempts to climb Paris monument

May 20, 2019 at 04:59PM Man could be seen dangling just below the third and highest level of the French landmark – more than 300 metres in the air Eiffel Tower shut down after man attempts to climb Paris monument … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Eiffel Tower shut down after man attempts to climbContinue reading “Eiffel Tower shut down after man attempts to climb Paris monument”

Britons less trusting of social media than other major nations

May 03, 2019 at 06:00AM Majority in UK favour stronger regulation of tech companies such as Facebook and Twitter Britons trust social media platforms less than any other major nation and favour stronger regulation of Silicon Valley’s technology companies, according to a survey of 23 countries. More than four in five Britons distrust platforms suchContinue reading “Britons less trusting of social media than other major nations”

The only way to rein in big tech is to treat them as a public service | Nick Srnicek

April 23, 2019 at 09:00AM The drive for profit is behind many of the ills of Google, Facebook et al. Unions and public ownership are the only way to solve this After years of praising their virtues, governments across the world are belatedly waking up to the problems posed by big tech. From India andContinue reading “The only way to rein in big tech is to treat them as a public service | Nick Srnicek”

Accenture announces intent to buy French cloud consulting firm

April 09, 2019 at 07:50PM As Google Cloud Next opened today in San Francisco, Accenture announced its intent to acquire Cirruseo, a French cloud consulting firm that specializes in Google Cloud intelligence services. The companies did not share the terms of the deal. Accenture says that Cirruseo’s strength and deep experience in Google’s cloud-based artificialContinue reading “Accenture announces intent to buy French cloud consulting firm”

How the French rose up against a huge Amazon logistics centre

April 07, 2019 at 02:55PM ‘We won’t back down’: protesters express concern over pollution and protected species For Gilles Renevier, a vet from a village south-east of Lyon, fighting the online retailer Amazon’s plans to build a vast logistics centre in his area was “common sense”. The US tech giant – which is the marketContinue reading “How the French rose up against a huge Amazon logistics centre”

Twitter backtracks after France caught out by its own fake news law

April 04, 2019 at 06:45PM Social media giant blocks government sponsored campaign aimed at encouraging people to vote Twitter backtracks after France caught out by its own fake news law … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Twitter backtracks after France caught out by its own fake news law

Can predictive analytics be made safe for humans?

March 04, 2019 at 06:44PM Massive-scale predictive analytics is a relatively new phenomenon, one that challenges both decades of law as well as consumer thinking about privacy. As a technology, it may well save thousands of lives in applications like predictive medicine, but if it isn’t used carefully, it may prevent thousands from getting loans,Continue reading “Can predictive analytics be made safe for humans?”

Say hello to Microsoft’s new $3,500 HoloLens with twice the field of view

February 24, 2019 at 05:25PM Microsoft unveiled the latest version of its HoloLens ‘mixed reality’ headset at MWC Barcelona today. The new HoloLens 2 features a significantly larger field of view, higher resolution and a device that’s more comfortable to wear. Indeed, Microsoft says the device is three times as comfortable to wear (though it’sContinue reading “Say hello to Microsoft’s new $3,500 HoloLens with twice the field of view”

Is Silicon Valley’s quest for immortality a fate worse than death?

February 23, 2019 at 07:00AM Funded by elites, researchers believe they’re closer than ever to tweaking the human body so we can live forever (or quite a bit longer) China’s first emperor ordered his subjects to search for the elixir of life in a quest for immortality. In 16th century France, nobles would drink goldContinue reading “Is Silicon Valley’s quest for immortality a fate worse than death?”

Apple to pay 10 years of back taxes to France

February 05, 2019 at 05:03PM US tech firm has not disclosed size of settlement, but French magazine says figure is close to €500m Apple has agreed to pay 10 years worth of back taxes to France, marking the latest victory for European governments pushing tech multinationals to pay their fair share in local markets. TheContinue reading “Apple to pay 10 years of back taxes to France”

Aurora Solar’s computer-generated installation maps pull in a $20M Series A

February 04, 2019 at 05:27PM Solar installations are becoming a no-brainer for anyone with a roof in much of the country. But getting an estimate on how much it would cost and how much juice it would generate can be complicated and time consuming. Aurora Solar has made an automated process for doing this, andContinue reading “Aurora Solar’s computer-generated installation maps pull in a $20M Series A”

The business of being Alfie Deyes: ‘I’ll still be a YouTuber when I’m 40’

February 02, 2019 at 09:00AM He started posting YouTube videos when he was 15. Ten years and 11 million subscribers later, the vlogging superstar and his girlfriend Zoella are looking to diversify Who is Alfie Deyes? “That’s a tricky one,” he – Deyes – says. Not because he doesn’t know who he is, but becauseContinue reading “The business of being Alfie Deyes: ‘I’ll still be a YouTuber when I’m 40’”

Has the fight over privacy changed at all in 2019?

January 26, 2019 at 08:21PM Few issues divide the tech community quite like privacy. Much of Silicon Valley’s wealth has been built on data-driven advertising platforms, and yet, there remain constant concerns about the invasiveness of those platforms. Such concerns have intensified in just the last few weeks as France’s privacy regulator placed a recordContinue reading “Has the fight over privacy changed at all in 2019?”

France pushes forward alone with new tax on big tech companies

December 17, 2018 at 04:05PM Tax will come into effect from 1 January, but plans for an EU-wide levy have faltered France is to press ahead alone with a new tax on big technology companies after struggling to secure agreement for a EU-wide levy. The French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, said he believed theContinue reading “France pushes forward alone with new tax on big tech companies”

The limits of coworking

December 15, 2018 at 06:07PM It feels like there’s a WeWork on every street nowadays. Take a walk through midtown Manhattan (please don’t actually) and it might even seem like there are more WeWorks than office buildings. Consider this an ongoing discussion about Urban Tech, its intersection with regulation, issues of public service, and otherContinue reading “The limits of coworking”

Why you need a supercomputer to build a house

December 08, 2018 at 06:38PM When the hell did building a house become so complicated? Don’t let the folks on HGTV fool you. The process of building a home nowadays is incredibly painful. Just applying for the necessary permits can be a soul-crushing undertaking that’ll have you running around the city, filling out useless forms,Continue reading “Why you need a supercomputer to build a house”